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About President Monaco

Anthony P. Monaco has served as the thirteenth president of Tufts University since August 1, 2011. An accomplished leader, scientist and teacher, Dr. Monaco brings to the Tufts presidency deep-rooted commitments to academic excellence, diversity, access and inclusion, a global perspective, and a keen awareness of the power of higher education to impact individuals and society.

Under President Monaco’s leadership, the university has identified strategic directions and key initiatives that will support and enhance Tufts’ longstanding commitments to innovation, collaboration, civic life and global perspectives. Major initiatives of Dr. Monaco’s tenure have included the 2016 acquisition of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and he has personally led university-wide initiatives on diversity and inclusion, sexual misconduct prevention, student mental health, and sustainable operations. Each of these efforts builds on a comprehensive assessment of how Tufts could best put its values and institutional commitments into practice.

A distinguished geneticist, Dr. Monaco’s doctoral research led to a landmark discovery: the gene responsible for X-linked Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Before coming to Tufts, he spent two decades as a faculty member and senior academic leader at the University of Oxford. 

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News and Events

Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

18 April 2018, Tufts Now | Anthony P. Monaco, president of Tufts University and a distinguished geneticist, has been...
By jvarel01 | April 18, 2018 | News and Events

Brighter World Extends Commitment to Students

Spring 2018, Tufts Magazine | In recent months I’ve enjoyed opportunities to share with alumni the vision for Brighter World: The Campaign for...
By jvarel01 | April 10, 2018 | News and Events

Ellen J. Kullman, former CEO of DuPont, to speak at Tufts commencement May 20

27 March 2018, Tufts Now | Former DuPont CEO Ellen J. Kullman, a Tufts alumna, will return to campus to deliver...
By jvarel01 | March 27, 2018 | News and Events

Tufts University Provost David Harris Named President of Union College

20 February 2018, Tufts Now | David Harris, who has been provost and senior vice president at Tufts University since...
By jvarel01 | February 21, 2018 | News and Events